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22 Apr 03. Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan Askeri Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret As signed two contracts worth $42.2m to supply Thales Airborne Systems of France with defense electronics equipment. In a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange, the company said a $22.2m contract covers the sale of electronics warfare self-defense systems in two shipments. Of the total, $11.1m is a final sale, while the remainder is an optional sale. The other contract is for avionics equipment, including infrared thermal night-vision systems. The company said this contract is worth $20m and of which $8.8m is a final sale and the remainder is an optional sale.

23 Apr 03. BAE SYSTEMS will continue to manage the U.S. Army’s Holston Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tenn., under a $111m contract modification. The new contract provides funding for the next five years of a 25-year contract originally awarded to BAE SYSTEMS in January 1999.

23 Apr 03. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. received a contract from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on March 31 valued at approximately $160m to manufacture components for eight additional F-2 production aircraft. MHI is the prime contractor for Japan’s new F-2 support fighter, which is currently operational in Japan.

18 Apr 03. L3 Communications Systems-West, Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded on April 14, 2003, a $23,487,051 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, time and materials contract for the Tactical Super High Frequency Satellite Terminal. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed by April 6, 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were an unknown number of bids solicited via the World Wide Web on Oct. 31, 2002, and four bids were received. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (DAAB07-03-C-A005).

18 Apr 03. Electronic Data Systems, Herndon, Va., was awarded on April 16,
2003, a $17,160,000 firm-fixed-price contract for implementation of the Command Communications Survivability Program. Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were three bids solicited on Nov. 8, 2002, and two bids were received. The Pentagon Renovation Office, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (MDA947-03-C-0006).

18 Apr 03. ITT Aerospace Communications Division, Fort Wayne, Ind., was awarded on April 14, 2003, a $6,975,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 248 Near Term Digital Radios and INFOSEC Upgrade Kits. Work will be performed in Fort Wayne, Ind. (75%), and at other locations to be obligated upon definitization (25%), and is expected to be completed by July 30, 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on March 27, 2003. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity (DAAB07-03-C-E406).

18 Apr 03. Thales-Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, Calif., is being awarded a
$22,272,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide the Battle Control System-Fixed Spiral 1 System. This will provide North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Pacific Command commanders with an interoperable, open-architecture air defense command and control platform in support of NORAD’s homeland defense mission. Total funds have been obligated. This work will be completed by January 2005. Solicitation began in January 2003, and negotiations were completed in April 2003. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (F19628-03-C-0046).

18 Apr 03. Bell-Boeing Joint Program Office, Patuxent River, Md., is being awarded a $21,335,815 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-00-C-0183) for the procurement of one CV-22 aircraft crew trainer for the

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